Although I am British, I love my pub grub, fish and chips, roast etc but I also crave for American, Southwestern and Louisana Creole food!
When I found out about The Diner serving American food with cool American decor, it was the place to go.
There is another similar diner nearby called Al's diner where I tried fish and chips.
Anyway, the decor and setting reminded me of this really nice American Diner called Ed's Easy Diner in the UK which had dukeboxes, black and white floor tiles and red stools.
At The Diner, it was amazing, there was a real 1958 Cadillac sofa with working tail lights surrounded by authentic 1970's license plates, working traffic lights, pedestrian lights and a vintage Coke sign.
1958 Cadillac sofa:
Pedestrian lights, licence plates:
I was so lucky to sit at the bar table because I could see all the food being made and it was nice facing Arbuthnot Road.
The chefs were really hygienic because they had gloves on when handling food.
While I sat there, I caught a glimpse of the Hippie Burger which I shall order on my next visit.
The Hippie burger is a vegetarian beetroot and bean patty burger.
Kids get special treatment because their food is served in cute little Cadillac paper cutout models.
Burgers start at $125 and they have toasted sandwiches and all day breakfasts as well.
I settled for the Mac and Cheese balls and the grilled cheese sandwich.
Mac n Cheese Balls:
America's favorite comfort food in a crispy crumb with a touch of jalapeno and a side of fresh tomato & basil sauce
This was nice and loaded with cheese and macaroni but I wish the cheese was stronger and less of the jalapeno because the jalapeno taste was too prominent and spicy for me.
I would have also preferred normal macaroni and not the ribbed one.
Cheddar and bourbon bacon jam melted in griddled sourdough
This was delicious because the bacon jam was sweet but again I would liked more cheese.
A few days later, it was reported on the paper that this place is actually opened by a Brit!
Way to go Marcus Thomson and that really nice Chef Seb!!!!